Police Blotter: Vandals Egg House, Shatter Window on Forest Avenue

The following information from July 22 - July 30 was supplied by the Mercer Island Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Mercer Island Police are investigating reports of a home and car "egged" on the 4400 block of Forest Avenue SE in the early morning hours on Monday, July 30.

Unknown vandals reportedly shattered a glass window pane of an antique french door of the residence when they began throwing eggs at the property at approximately 3:55 a.m. The vehicle was undamaged in the attack. Police say no suspect information is available at this time.

July 22:

Mysterious Trespassers Caught on Camera
Three unknown individuals reportedly trespassed onto a residential property on the 6800 block of West Mercer Way at 12:44 a.m. The three people were caught on surveillance tape and reportedly remained on the property for about 45 minutes. The homeowner said the entire property is gated and it is very suspicious for anyone to be in the area at that time.

Sleepy Driver Crashes Into Mercerdale Park Tree
A 22-year-old Issaquah woman driving southbound on the 3100 block of 77th Ave. SE fell asleep at the wheel of her Audi 404 and crashed into a tree near Centennial and Mercerdale parks, totaling the vehicle. The woman sustained minor abrasions from the accident and was treated by EMTs, but declined to go to the hospital.

July 24:

Car Prowl at Pioneer Park
The rear window of s Subary Legacy was smashed sometime overnight on the 8800 block of SE 63rd Street. Total vehicle damages are estimated at $300.

South-end Car Prowl Off West Mercer Way
A 39-year-old resident reported the rear passenger-side window of her Honda Odyssey was shattered sometime overnight on the 6500 block of 80th Avenue SE. The window did not break off and no entry was made. The approximate cost to replace the window was estimated at $650.

Window Smashed at Roanoke Inn
A 8x4 window next to the front door of the was smashed at 4:56 a.m., tripping a security alarm. Police believe the suspect fled the scene immediately. After a search of the building, the owner of the business confirmed that nothing was missing.

July 25:

Semi Hits Overhead PSE Electrical Wire on ICW
A white tractor-trailer delivery truck struck a power line overhead at around noon as it headed southbound on the 4100 block of Island Crest Way. The driver said he heard tree branches brushing along the truck and then heard a loud bang and saw the wire down. The wire caused minor damage to the truck and Puget Sound Energy said they would try to raise the height of the wire to the utility pole on Island Crest Way when it was repaired.

Broken Stoplight Blamed for ICW Crash
A Seattle man driving a BMW 535 crossed SE 27th Street on northbound Island Crest Way when he collided with a Mini Cooper at 1:45 p.m. The man claimed he had a green light and went through the intersection when he hit the Mercer Island woman's car. The woman said she was driving eastbound on SE 27th and had a non-functioning light. She stopped, then entered into the intersection and was struck by the BMW, causing the woman whiplash injuries.

Barfly Ducks Out on Tab
After drinking some wine, a woman reportedly walked out of without paying her tab at around 5:54 p.m. The bar tab due was for $25, plus tax.

Local Youths involved in South-end Crash
A Mercer Island teenager driving a 1982 Dodge Challenger down a hill on the 7900 block of westbound SE 72nd Street broadsided a Ford Explorer as it turned out of a driveway at 11:12 p.m. The Dodge owner said he was traveling at the speed limit and slammed on the brakes to avoid the collision. The Ford driver, 22, suffered minor bruises and cuts to his head and two passengers were unharmed in the accident. The injured man was later cited for failure to yield.

July 26:

Neighbor Catches Excavator Theives Red-Handed
Thieves attempted to steal a large excavator overnight from a construction site on the 2400 block of West Mercer Way. A neighbor reported the theft and confronted the suspects, who abandoned the Kubota KX41-3V excavator and fled in a white Chevrolet truck towing a stainless steel trailer at approximately 1 a.m.

Police Nab DUI Driver on 86th Ave. SE
Police stopped a dark green Chevrolet Suburban at 2:30 a.m. on the 4000 block of 86th Ave. SE for moving violations and when an officer approached the Edgewood man he detected an overwhelming odor of intoxicants. Driver admitted that he had too much to drink and said he would fail a field sobriety or breathalyzer test. He agreed to take the field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was arrested and later provided breathalyzer readings of .182 and .179 before being released.

Goods Missing from Shorewood Heights Lockup
A former resident reported a number of his belongings were either taken by his girlfriend or stolen from a storage unit over the past year. Among the items missing were a 47-inch plasma television, a PS3 video game console and an XBOX 360 video game console.

Bike Stolen From Groveland Park
A Trek mountain bike outfitted with a saddle bag and a mobile phone were stolen from Groveland Park at 5 p.m. The phone was inside the saddle bag at the time it was stolen.

Home Burglary on SE 57th Street
A home burglary of a residence on the 9300 block of 57th Street was reported at 4:47 p.m. Entry was forced into the residence through a window and an alarm was activated. The only items taken were jewelry locked in the upstairs bedroom and the suspect left through the front door. Among the items missing are a Peruvian-style gold bracelet.

July 28:

Good Samaritan turns in Cell Phone
A citizen turned in a HTC Window Phone at the Mercer Island Police Department at 8:21 a.m., found near the intersection of SE 40th St. and Gallagher Hill Road.

Jon H August 02, 2012 at 07:26 AM
What is a fired sobriety test? Sounds like the editor might have failed one... :)
Kendall Watson August 02, 2012 at 07:40 AM
Oops... Thanks Jon. Thankfully, I was sitting down for that one... :-)


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